Origin: Derived from safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)
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Overview: Safflower seed is derived from a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plan called safflower. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds and was used by the early Spanish colonies along the Rio Grande river as a substitute for saffron.
The seeds are pressed to extract safflower oil which is touted for its oleic acid content. It is used to prevent heart diseases, treating fever, cough and breathing problems,and clotting condition. It can also be used as a cooking oil.
Common Dosage: 1 ¼ tablespoons of safflower oil has shown to improve a number of health issues after 16 weeks of daily intake.